Sheriff Clarke To Face Trial After Airplane Incident Investigated By FBI

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. will face the long arm of the law stemming from a January 15, 2017 incident in which Clarke allegedly ordered six sheriff's deputies to take airplane passenger Daniel Black aside for interrogation after Black reportedly shot Clarke a disapproving look on the flight.

Black asked if Clarke was the notorious sheriff, which Clarke explained he was. Black moved towards the back of the plane shaking his head. Clarke asked Black if he had a problem and Black shook his head no. There was no further interaction on the plane. But after the two came off the plane, Black was taken into custody by six deputies waiting at the gate for him. -RawStory

While federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Wisconsin dropped the case due to "insufficient proof," Black has filed a civil suit against Clarke for calling him a "snowflake" on Facebook, along with several posts by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office social media accounts. Several of the charges were thrown out by a Judge on Friday, however it was decided that Clarke should face trial over whether or not his Social Media posts at the time were threats or retaliation against Black. 

In a Facebook post after the incident, Clarke said "Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out. The Sheriff said he does not have to wait for some goof to assault him. He reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault."

The account then posted "Sheriff Clarke regrets that he cannot attend this juvenile, leftist, anti-cop tantrum. He is pleased that he has their attention however."

In Late December, court documents revealed that the FBI executed a search warrant shortly after the incident on Clarke's "" account shortly after the incident, along with the Milwaukee sheriff's department's social media accounts. 

According to a court filing, the FBI received a packet of reports from the Forensic Audit Manager for the Milwaukee County Office of the Comptroller with Black's complaint. The Milwaukee investigator concluded, in part "Clarke used his official position as Sheriff of Milwaukee County in excess of his lawful authority to direct his deputies to stop and question Black without legal justification."

Shortly thereafter, the FBI obtained a warrant.

After several media outlets reported on the incident, Clarke lashed out - tweeting "When LYING LIB MEDIA makes up FAKE NEWS to smear me, the ANTIDOTE is go right at them. Punch them in the nose & MAKE THEM TASTE THEIR OWN BLOOD," along with several other angry tweets.

Which resulted in a temporary suspension from Twitter.

Clarke also tweeted a photo of a letter from the Department of Justice with their decision not to prosecute, saying "Lib media did a drive-by hit job on me today with a FAKE NEWS STORY that I am under investigation by the FBI. It s a LIE. Last MAY the US Atty s office found NO EVIDENCE of wrongdoing for doing police work. Lying Lib media took a story from LAST MAY & reports this today as new."

That said, Clarke still has to find out how a Wisconsin jury feels about the Sheriff "cyberbullying" a "snowflake." 


ACP Handful of Dust Sat, 01/06/2018 - 20:50 Permalink

Anyone on the left, that is.

Many police chiefs and sheriffs around the country are directly responsible for deaths of innocent Americans due to releasing violent illegal aliens on to the street, but not one gets arrested.

I guess calling someone a snowflake and questioning them is a far greater offense than accessory to murder, according to the FBI.

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garcam123 The Alarmist Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:31 Permalink

and thinks, after suckin Trump's little dick.......that he's white and he's bad.

What he is is an out of control fucking clown and BLACK.....and DIS BITCH was gonna be a STAR! Be Killin NiGGAS all DAY! Till he ran into some REAL WHITE BOYS....Da KINE PUTS Niggas in JAIL>>>>>>>>motherfucker!

Dey ya GO Sherif,,,,,,,,maybe now you know, Trick.......niggas get nofin, motherfucker.....dis da USA.....bitdch!

Maybe yo Momma can bring some smokes to da jail fo be a trustee quick!

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any_mouse garcam123 Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:41 Permalink

Strange, I just clicked on this story right now @ 22:30 something ET. Apparently, I have already upvoted several of the comments without ever having clicked on the article or the comments.

Predictive voting to increase my voting performance?

After saving this comment the extraneous upvotes are gone.

Geez, now ZH is also out to get me!

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Boxed Merlot any_mouse Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:48 Permalink

...Predictive voting to increase my voting performance?...

It's been going on ever since the "upgrade". I don't particularly like it or the rearranging of the comments either. Trying to check on previous comments / articles is different too. I suppose things could've been worse, I'll fumble along with it a bit more, but I'm starting to lose interest in fighting through the "improvements".

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Klassenfeind Crush the cube Sun, 01/07/2018 - 05:10 Permalink

Fascists with a badge, Americans love 'em!

Hey, you even elected a pro-Israel, pro-MIC, pro-waterboarding 'Genius' in the White House!

That average blue collar Americans (poorly educated, easy to manipulate) voted for this clown I can understand, but that so many (supposedly "highly educated") ZH-ers are running away with The Orange Jesus seems harder to believe.

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bluez philipat Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:17 Permalink

So this cop gets to get his fellow gang members to assault this guy who looks at him the wrong way? Even Orwell didn't imagine this.

Maybe if we just fire all these "police" and take away their pensions? What do they do for us? They watch as we get slashed by knifers, then the arrest the victim. Send them all to North Dakota.

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Battlefield USA The Alarmist Sat, 01/06/2018 - 23:00 Permalink

WTF has a "conservative" ever conserved?


BTW, Sheriff Clark, despite his constant grabbing of his crotch and gyrating his loins in fake adulation to our freedoms, liberties, and constitution, doesn't give a flying f**k about anyone's freedoms, liberties, and constitution. There is not one law that he and his "brothers" did not enforce... like every other cop in this country.


He is a f**king fake and attention WHORE. Like MOST cops.


And again, Clark admits in the first screen shot that he over-stepped his boundaries over... the look. I look at cops the "wrong way" all the time. It's not illegal. Although sometimes it does hurt cop ego's that are to big for their cranial space.

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The Alarmist Flybyknight Sat, 01/06/2018 - 23:55 Permalink

Being black and/or having a badge are the license to disrespect people's rights ... being conservative is grounds for revoking that license.  As several others have noted here, there are plenty of Dems/Libs (the two are not necessarily mutual) who have had a walk in the past decades while a number of Repubes have been forced to turn tail and run (Gingrich, Lott ... both of whom are shits but did nothing rising to being forced to resign when compared to their contemporary, Bill Clinton).  The gist of my comment was that SJWs might have a moment of cognitive dissonance, but I was being supercilious ... this dude identified as conservative and a Trump supporter, so he was going to be railroaded in any case, guilty or not.  His only hope now is to throw down the black-card.

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BidnessMan IH8OBAMA Sat, 01/06/2018 - 22:37 Permalink

Others still walking free are Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton, Wasserman-Schultz, Comey, Mueller, Podesta, McCabe, Lois Lerner, Peter Strzok and his FBI mistress, the Seth Rich assassin, and the BLM and Justice people who murdered Levoy Finicum.  Plus many others - just too many names to list, who all should be on trial.

Justice died long ago.  



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NumbersUsa Nekoti Sun, 01/07/2018 - 01:45 Permalink

Holohoax Alert

by Alfred Schaefer

MONIKA SCHAEFER was arrested on January 3 2018 in the very heart of “Holocaust country” while attending, as an observer, the bizarre inquisition hearings against the courageous Sylvia Stolz. This “trial” was for illegal words that Sylvia Stolz had spoken at the “Anti Censorship Coalition” (AZK) in Switzerland in 2012. The twisting nonsensical accusations of the inquisition was beyond bizarre. What the snake that calls itself the “State Prosecutor” did, will be something that will amuse future generations when studying the “witch” trials of 2018.

Forty-five minutes into the inquisition the “State Prosecutor” snake called for a surprise break, which was then used to arrest my courageous sister Monika. The only thing Monika did was watch quietly as the inquisition was dealing with Sylvia Stolz. These people have us under close observation and figured it was a good opportunity to demonstrate their “power” and intimidate us.

Another snake masquerading as a “State Prosecutor” accompanied by three heavily armed thugs handcuffed Monika and dragged her away. When my sister protested that she is a free person from Canada and had done nothing wrong, the “State Prosecutor” snake told her, “if you wanted to stay free you should have stayed in Canada”. (Welcome to Holocaust country.)

Now they have moved Monika Schaefer to the high security prison in Munich and will keep her there indefinitely. Monika is accused of making an apology to her own dear mother. The title of the video was “Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust.

What has angered the Jews is the fact that this one little video has undone hundreds of millions of dollars worth of their psychological warfare that most of us had become victims of. They thought that their ridiculous “Holocaust” program was now firmly wired into our brains, and then, along comes Monika and blows it out of the water with a simple apology to her Mom. That really surprised them.

This is happening at the same time that our borders are open and millions of young men from Africa and Asia are flooding into our European countries with a free pass to do whatever they want. This is something that the Jews had planned for the European countries for a very long time. In the end our cities are supposed to turn into Lagos- or Calcutta-type slums that can no longer resist Jewish hegemony.

The sick perverted criminals that ordered Monika arrested are people that put a pancake on their head and nibble the foreskins off of little eight-day-old baby boys thinking that this odd behavior somehow gives them the privilege to rule the planet. These perverts are the same ones that tried to silence me a long time ago already, but have failed. Here they are: B’nai Brith Canada.

To put Monika Schaefer in prison because she apologized to her Mom is making many people very angry and not helping people “like” the Jews very much. In fact, this may give Jews who want to come clean and join humanity, the opportunity to help us get Monika out of prison. So, if you are a Jew, we have many JEWdicial costs to cover, and helping Monika out of prison can be used as proof that you are a “good” Jew. Just contact me and we can work together.

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Jeffersonian Liberal WeeWilly Sun, 01/07/2018 - 09:15 Permalink

Two logical fallacies (ad hominem, "you have no life/you're a loser" and appeal to popularity) in one short sentence.

Either refute the claim and evidence with logic and understanding or sit back and watch. 

Comments like yours do nothing but make your side (whatever it may be as we can only assume since there is no statement of position) look weak.


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Sanity Bear Gap Admirer Sat, 01/06/2018 - 21:55 Permalink

"Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out. The Sheriff said he does not have to wait for some goof to assault him. He reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault."

Dude, he's claiming the right to beat the shit out of anyone that, in HIS opinion, may POSSIBLY commit assault.

If you have the slightest shred of respect for due process, you don't want this guy working in law enforcement.

This ain't his first go at it either. He is a horrible representative of law-and-order policy.

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Jeffersonian Liberal house biscuit Sun, 01/07/2018 - 09:26 Permalink

That's one way of looking at what is happening.

Another way is that many of us sit back and see the constant assault by people who self identify as Progressives constantly attack (physically) and accuse and attack legally and in the media anyone that they deem is interfering with their agenda, which is to destroy national sovereignty, the civil liberties our Founding Fathers enshrined for us in the DoI and the USC, and to reduce our country -- all of Western Civilization -- into a third world crap-pit so that it will be easier for those with the true wealth and power to impose a globalized ruling authority over us, which means to enslave us.

Many of us have reached the end of our peaceable tolerance watching this hypocritical double-standard that the tyrants can get away with anything and everything and that if any of their opponents so much as jay walk, they will be publicly exposed and prosecuted.

Yes, there is an 'us' and a 'them.' We want freedom and they want tyranny. Same as it's been since the dawn of civilization.

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LSD - Lower Sl… house biscuit Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:13 Permalink

Wow, house biscuit,  Now that was the comment of a simpleton who is likely too immature and/or ignorant to understand the difference between liberty and totalitarian regimes.

Far too many ZH comments are tarnished by low IQ people who do not understand that liberty is the foundation of peaceful and prosperous societies - as has been proved repeatedly through history.

Often times it looks like there are just a few simpletons on ZH with multiple accounts who are so anti-liberty that they accuse anyone who is pro-liberty of being right/left-team dolts.  It is a tactic often employed by the deep state to shut people up.

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